Evaluation and Monitoring



Your contact: Vincent Coppens
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Within the context of increasing globalisation and integration of economies, the formulation of relevant policies and their implementation present a major challenge. The growing concern with accountability and progressive improvement of strategies confers a key role on evaluation in this respect.

Evaluation at the level of aid programmes and public policies is at the heart of ADE's range of activities. ADE provides various types of evaluation support:

  • implementation of evaluation studies, from ex ante through to ex post;
  • development and promotion of evaluation methods and tools on the basis of acquired experience and expertise;
  • capacity-building in evaluation through training and creation of and support for networks of evaluators;
  • dissemination of evaluation results, for instance through organisation of workshops or participation in conferences.

To date ADE has carried out more than two hundred evaluations. These studies:

  • have been commissioned by different types of client at international (European Commission, UN, World Bank), national, regional or local levels;
  • concern different fields of expertise, mainly development aid, regional development and competitiveness, and agricultural and rural development;
  • have been conducted at global, EU, regional, country or local level;
  • include policy, strategy, programme and project evaluations.

ADE offers the advantage of combining key expertise in evaluation - capitalising on its wide expertise in the field - with sector expertise drawn from its three other areas of excellence. ADE has dedicated staff working exclusively on evaluations and who are specialised in complex strategic level evaluations.

Latest publications

Evaluation of FMO investment fund published
The Infrastructure Development Fund (IDF) is a fund from the Ministry managed by FMO, the Dutch Development Bank. The evaluation methodological approach included a series of tools including field missions to Bangladesh, Mozambique, Nicaragua and Tanzania. ADE also developed a specific Revolvability Model, aimed at assessing the financial sustainability of the Fund until 2028.
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Evaluation of Belgian Cooperation Support to the Private Sector.

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African Development Bank - Agricultural Value Chains Evaluation
The African Development Bank’s IDEV (Independent Development Evaluation) has commissioned ADE to carry out an evaluation of nine agricultural value chain interventions by the African Development Bank over the period 2005–2016. The nine case studies were conducted as inputs to the IDEV-managed formative evaluation titled “AfDB Support for Agricultural Value Chains Development: Lessons for the Feed Africa Strategy,” which was completed in December 2017 and published early June 2018. The evaluation aimed to: i) assess the relevance, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and sustainability of the Bank’s support to value chains development; and ii) provide lessons and recommendations for the implementation and design of agricultural value chains interventions associated with the Feed Africa Strategy. The evaluation is theory-based with a focus on learning. It takes a non-traditional approach in that it does not evaluate specific investments or operations, but rather aims to understand how the Bank’s operations have applied the Agricultural Value Chains Development’s theory of change in different contexts. It draws evidence from a literature review, policy and strategy review, portfolio review and 9 country case studies in Africa: DR Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.
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